Talk about some loyal fans. The trailer for the third season of The Mandalorian drew a whooping record 83.5 million views in its first 24 hours after it premiered on January 16th during the NFL wild-card playoff game.
According to Disney, it’s the top showing for any Star Wars Disney +. The trailer debuted online after appearing on a TV broadcast. Previously a trailer for The Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi attracted around 58 million views.
The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau, launched on Disney + back in November 2019. It quickly became a fan favorite thanks to Baby Yoda AKA Grogu, who became a cultural icon overnight.
The Mandalorian Season 3
Season 2 went on to follow in late 2020, and has since spawned several spin-offs including 2022’s The Book of Boba Fett and the upcoming series Ahsoka, which is set to Star Rosario Dawson.
According to the description for season 3, “The Mandalorian will cross paths with old allies and make new enemies as he and Grogu continue their journey together.” Pedro Pascal is said to return as the Mandalorian/ Din Djarin, who travels to the Galaxy with Grogu. The cast also includes Carl Weathers, Katee Sackhoff, Emily Swallow, Amy Sedaris and Giancarlo Esposito.
In addition to showcasing the new exciting footage, Disney went on to reveal the directors of season 3 including Famuyiwa, Lee Issac Chung, Rachel Morrison, Peter Ramsey and Bryce Dallas Howard.
Favreau serves as a showrunner once more, Executive producing alongside Famuyiwa, Lucas film boss Kathleen Kenedy, Dave Feloni and Colin Wilson. Carrie Beck and Karen Gilchrist are set to co-executive produce.
Mandalorian season 3 will debut on March 1st.